The HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 554M adapter supports Virtual Connect Flex-10 that allows each 10Gb port to be divided into four physical NICs to optimize bandwidth management for virtualized servers. When connected to a Data Center Bridging (DCB) capable switch, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Ethernet I/O are separated and routed to the corresponding network. For iSCSI storage, the HP 554M supports full protocol offload to provide better CPU efficiency when compared to software initiators, thus enabling the server to handle increased virtualization workloads and compute-intensive applications. This combination of high-performance network and storage connectivity reduces cost and complexity and provides the flexibility and scalability to fully optimize Gen8 BladeSystem servers. The HP 554M delivers the performance benefits and cost savings of converged network connectivity for HP BladeSystem servers. The dual-port HP 554M optimizes network and storage traffic with hardware acceleration and offloads for stateless TCP/IP, TCP Offload Engine (TOE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI.
|Network Processor||Emulex BE3|
|Bus Type||PCI Express v2.0 (Gen 2) x8|
|Form Factor||Mezzanine Type A|